Cover Reveal for Feathered Serpent

Cinco Puntos Press has revealed the final cover for my book Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico, coming January 2018. Check out the great artwork by Chris de Maíz and Ramon Cardenas. The book consists of translations, adaptations and retellings of essential pre-Colombian myths, woven into a sort…

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Cover Reveal for The Hidden City

IFWG Publishing has revealed the cover for The Hidden City, the third book in Garza Twins, my middle-grade fantasy series. The book is due out around May of 2018. Here’s the title’s description and the artwork: Distressed by new threats, the Garza family take a summer trip to the mountains of…

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Sneak Peek of THE HIDDEN CITY

IFWG Publishing has posted the first chapter of The Hidden City, book three of my middle-grade fantasy series Garza Twins. In this excerpt, we learn see Carol use song magic against a trio of bullies and begin to experience complicated feelings for her friend Nikki Jones. Read and enjoy! Preview: The…

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New Translation Underway

I recently signed a contract to translate into Spanish the YA fantasy novel Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe García McCall. That work is well underway, and it looks like Tu Books will be publishing El verano de las mariposas this fall.  

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“Huckleberry Juju” Published in New Myths

My story “Huckleberry Juju” appears in New Myths #38. A contemporary fantasy set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina during the 1970s, this bittersweet piece features a couple of characters I really love: Kenneth Bailey (aka Dr. Crow) and Oscar Garza (both of whom appear in other stories in my “Legendarium”…

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Graphic Novel Announcement

Publishers Weekly broke the news yesterday: “Stacy Whitman of Tu Books has acquired world rights for CLOCKWORK CURANDERA, a YA steampunk graphic novel reimagining of FRANKENSTEIN set in an alternate colonial Mexico, by Pura Belpré Honor recipient David Bowles and illustrated by Pura Belpré winner Raúl the Third. Publication is set…

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Choopi Full Cover Reveal

We’re now just days from the release of Chupacabra Vengeance, so I wanted to show you the full wrap-around cover in all its glory. Here’s the text from the back cover: Cholos and alien hordes. Undead luchadores. Children trapped in animal form. Legless Vampires. Aztec merchant spies. A deadly ancient…

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Review of Lords of the Earth

Shane Douglas Keene reviewed my Mexican kaiju novel for Hellnotes! Here’s part of what he had to say: Lords of the Earth is a breath-taking, pulse-pounding story with a high body count and an intensely human element that’s perfect for a lazy rainy day next to the heater or fireplace,…

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Chupacabra Vengeance cover reveal

Broken River Books has revealed the cover for my short story collection Chupacabra Vengeance, to be published in 2017. A shot-out to Jay Meléndez for the amazing art and lettering.  

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LOTE Character Profile #1: Dr. Elena Baz

LORDS OF THE EARTH Character Profile #1: DR. ELENA BAZ DRESCH Elena Baz is a disabled physicist who consults with the Mexican military when she isn’t hosting her wildly popular science show Muñecos Cósmicos (Cosmic Puppets). Well known for her tough, no-nonsense personality (considered cruel in some circles), she is…

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